With the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear scare in Japan one can only wonder how many micro-particles of radiation will hit the shores of the United States. Bloggers are already starting to research ways to naturally prepare yourself and your family from such a scare.

1) Eat brown rice: whole grains, especially brown rice, are high in fiber and phosphorous, which help remove harmful toxins from the body.

2) Eat seaweed, kelp, and other sea vegetables: Canadian researchers have reported that sea vegetables contain a polysaccharide that selectively binds radioactive strontium to help eliminate it from the body. According to this account, “In laboratory experiments, sodium alginate prepared from kelp, kombu, and other brown seaweeds off the Atlantic and pacific coasts was introduced along with strontium and calcium into rats. The reduction of radioactive particles in bone uptake, measured in the femur, reached as high as 80%, with little interference with calcium absorption.”

3) Eat miso soup: In 1945 when Dr. Tatsuichiro Akizuki, M.D., Director of Internal Medicine at a hospital in Nagasaki, had his staff eat a diet of brown rice, miso soup, seaweed, and pumpkin, and prohibited them from eating any sugar or sweets, his staff and patients were much healthier and did not succumb to radiation sickness.

4) Stop eating sugar or sweets of any kind: You’ve known forever that sugar, especially refined sugar and corn syrups, are harmful for you and your children. With this crisis in Japan it is a good time to go cold turkey and stop the sweets, which is another of Akizuki’s recommendations.

5) Consider iodine supplements: This might be the most important thing you can do in the longterm but I put it last on the list because I think whole food intervention should be our first defense and because I worry about the quality of supplements. Still, we want to make sure our thyroids don’t absorb radioactive thyroid. To do this, we must have adequate iodine levels in our bodies, but we also need to be careful not to take too much iodine and be aware that iodine is secreted into breast milk.

Cross posted from Eco-Child’s Play, to read full post click here.


San Jose makes The Mark

October 4, 2009

Asalamualikum wa Rahmatullah!

“Yaa rabbil lakal”hamdu kama yanbaghii lijalaali wajhika, wa’aziimi sultaanik.”
O my Lord, all praises be to You as it should be due to Your Might and the Greatness of Your Power.

On September 22, 2009 San Jose votes to ban most plastic and paper bags beginning in 2011.

“It still must go through an environmental impact study that will require the council’s final signoff — it’s a major new front in the war on plastic bags, which environmentalists say foul waterways, clog landfills and threaten wildlife.” Mercury News

Dirty Veins?

May 13, 2008

As if polluted air is not bad enough already, now comes word that long-term exposure to the tiny, dirty particles may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis, blood clots in the thighs or legs. A recent Italian study found that people who had been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis had been exposed to a higher concentration of polluted air. “Compensating for other environmental and health factors, the researchers found that the risk of deep vein thrombosis increased by 70 percent for every increase in particulate matter of 10 micrograms per square meter.” These particulate matters are the type that we breathe in every day. They are found in the exhaust of vehicles, especially diesel engines and the burning of fossil fuels.

For the full article, please visit: Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs